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4/17/2014
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Jim Dodson Announces Program to Recognize Crossing Guards

We would like to help you recognize your favorite crossing guard. Nominate your favorite crossing guard to Jim Dodson Law’s Crossing Guard Recognition Program!

Category: In the Community

4/16/2014
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Bicyclist on Gulf Blvd Injured in Distracted Driver Crash

Nathen Wright was cycling on Gulf Blvd. in the bike lane when the driver of a pickup truck traveling in the same direction reached down to pick up a notebook.

Category: Bicycle Injury Accidents

4/15/2014
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My Dermatologist Failed to Diagnose My Melanoma

Melanoma is a relatively rare but potentially fatal skin cancer. Skin cancers account for many cancers but melanoma makes up only about 2% of all skin cancers.

Category: Medical Malpractice

4/9/2014
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Cycling Fatality in Lakewood Ranch Claims Life of 83 Year Old Man

An avid cyclist and walker who was described by a friend as a “very strong loving Christian” died as result of serious injuries suffered in a bicycle crash.

Category: Wrongful Death & Fatal Accidents

4/4/2014
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The Doctor Didn't Diagnose My Stroke Symptoms in Time

Strokes take the lives of over 100,000 people each year in the United States. This is why it's important to recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke.

Category: Medical Malpractice

4/3/2014
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My Doctor Failed to Diagnose My Breast Cancer

One of the most common concerns for women is breast cancer, and rightfully so. It is estimated one in eight women will be diagnosed during their lifetime.

Category: Medical Malpractice

4/2/2014
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Everybody Believes it Couldn’t Happen to Them – But It Could

The Month of April is Alcohol Awareness month. Jim Dodson looks for every opportunity to raise community awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving.

Category: Victims of DUI Crashes

3/26/2014
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Beach Residents Alarmed Over Pedestrian Crashes on Gulf Blvd.

Two pedestrians killed crossing Gulf Blvd. along the beaches has alarmed local residents. They want safety measures to protect the public from careless drivers.

Category: Wrongful Death & Fatal Accidents

3/19/2014
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Colt’s Owner Arrested for Impaired Driving

Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts has been arrested for DUI. He’s the latest poster child for impaired driving not related to alcohol.

Category: Victims of DUI Crashes

3/13/2014
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Accident Victim Saved $100 on Premium But Lost Big $$$ on Injury Claim

Although an injured party has good bodily injury insurance on their own auto policy, they were out of luck because they had no uninsured motorist coverage.

Category: Car Accidents

3/12/2014
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FL Bills Call for Stricter Penalties for Hitting Vulnerable Road Users

Two Florida bills were filed by Senator Greg Evers and Representative Dwight Dudley this week to seek harsher penalties for hitting vulnerable road users.

Category: Pedestrian Accidents

3/7/2014
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Driver Flees After Injuring 18 Year Old Bicyclist in Ft. Myers Crash

An 18 year old bicyclist in Ft. Myers was badly injured in a hit and run crash. FHP need public's help in finding the driver who left the scene of the collision

Category: Bicycle Injury Accidents

3/3/2014
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Had Any Close Calls on Your Bike?

A cyclist who has ridden for awhile will have stories about drivers who pass too closely. Occasionally, something’s done which changes driver behavior.

Category: Bicycle Injury Accidents

2/27/2014
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Cyclists Soon to Bike Newest Section of Withlacoochee State Trail

The 3 mile extension of the Withlacoochee State Trail will open in March. The latest addition to the trail begins south of Dunnellon and ends in Marion County.

Category: Bicycle Injury Accidents

2/25/2014
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New Bicycle “Smart” Lights Increase Cyclists Chances of Being Seen

A new company in the U.K. has come up with smart bike lights called See.Sense. These bicycle lights contain motion and light-activated sensors

Category: Bicycle Injury Accidents

2/24/2014
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80 Year Old Man on Bicycle Killed in Estero

An 80 year old man, Jacobus Vancaulil, was riding his bicycle along the side of Ben Hill Griffin Parkway and was killed when he was struck by a car.

Category: Bicycle Injury Accidents

2/22/2014
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32 Yr Old Lakeland Man on Bicycle Killed by Driver Who Left Scene

Polk County deputies looking for driver who struck and killed a Lakeland man on his bike and left the scene. In 2013, 154 died in a hit and run crash in Florida

Category: General

2/20/2014
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Drunk Driver in Tampa Gets 15 Year Prison Sentence

A Tampa man, Ernest Smith, 23, was sentenced this week to 15 years in prison for killing three people in a drunk driving crash in September, 2010.

Category: Victims of DUI Crashes

2/17/2014
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Cars May Decide if You're Sober Enough to Drive

Alcohol detection devices in vehicles could be a reality by 2018. Two new technologies are under development that could detect a BAC through touch or breath.

Category: Victims of DUI Crashes

2/14/2014
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Pinellas County Fatal Accidents Down, Vulnerable Road User Deaths Up

The number of people killed in traffic accidents in Pinellas County is down but there is an increase in fatal accidents involving vulnerable road users.

Category: Pedestrian Accidents

2/14/2014
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Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act Form Letter to Governor Rick Scott

Print out this Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act Form Letter and send it to Florida Governor Rick Scott, Representative Larry T. Ahern and Senator Jack Latvala.

Category: Pedestrian Accidents

2/14/2014
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Support the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act and Stop Hit and Runs

A main goal of the Aaron Cohen Law is to stop hit and run drivers by establishing penalties for leaving the scene of an accident more equal to DUI offenders.

Category: Pedestrian Accidents

2/13/2014
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When is Florida Going to Wake Up?

A new report this month by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety lists Florida as dangerously behind in passing safety laws for pedestrians and cyclists.

Category: Pedestrian Accidents

2/12/2014
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Pile Up Accident on I-75 Prompts Government Funds for Warning Systems

I-75 in west central Florida was the scene of one of the worst pile up accidents. New technology was approved which will alert motorists of such conditions.

Category: Car Accidents

2/11/2014
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What Florida Insurance Company will Cover My Bicycle?

Many cyclists want to know what type of policy or what insurance company will cover their bicycle if it was damaged or stolen. Now there is a company that does.

Category: Bicycle Injury Accidents